Serum bilirubin and lipoprotein a: how are these associated with whole blood viscosity

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Abstract

It has been demonstrated that oxidative stress can induce red blood cell rigidity and haemolysis, which in turn can cause hyperviscosity and hyperbilirubinaemia, respectively. However, haemolysis may be associated with a low level of haemoglobin, which reduces whole blood viscosity (WBV). Bilirubin can behave as antioxidant or oxidant, and one uncharted course for diagnostic pathology is how or whether bilirubinaemia and viscosity are associated. Further, oxidative stress is now being assessed using lipoprotein-a (Lp(a)), among other things but whether it is associated with blood viscosity has not been established.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalRedox Report
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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